Heraklion: Ancient lore and legends under the warm Grecian sun
Full of ancient lore and legend, the city of Heraklion on the Greek island of Crete is steeped in history.
Inhabited for over 10,000 years, Crete holds a special place in Greek mythology and was an influential location in the evolution of Hellenic civilization.
Port average temperature
Crete has a warm Mediterranean climate. Summers in the lowlands are hot and dry with clear skies. Dry hot days are often relieved by seasonal breezes. The mountain areas are much cooler, with considerable rain in the winter. Winters are mild in the lowlands with rare frost and snow. Because Heraklion is further south than Athens, it has a milder climate.
The temperate figures shown are based on monthly average weather conditions for the selected port. Weather data is not real-time, and sometimes no data is shown for a specific date, month or port in general.